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Abbey Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Farnborough, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.2972 / 51°17'49"N

Longitude: -0.7496 / 0°44'58"W

OS Eastings: 487278

OS Northings: 156079

OS Grid: SU872560

Mapcode National: GBR D96.P8Y

Mapcode Global: VHDXP.YNLG

Entry Name: Abbey Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 28 January 1959

Last Amended: 9 June 1982

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137848

Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU14

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor

Town: Rushmoor

Electoral Ward/Division: Empress

Built-Up Area: Farnborough

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Farnborough St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

Abbey Church of St
Michael (Formerly
listed as Roman Catholic
Church of St Michael)
SU 8756 4/24 28.1.59
1886-87. By G H A Destailleur. Built for the Empress Eugenie as a
memorial to her husband Napoleon III, the crypt serving as a mausoleum, to house
the remains of Napoleon III, the Prince Imperial, and the Empress Eugenie in
granite sarcophagi. Late French Gothic in style, comprising an aisless nave,
short transepts and apsidal east end, the crossing being surmounted
by an octagonal tower, with copper dome capped by a lead covered domed turret.
Fine ashlar stone walling, pinnacled buttresses, elaborate traceried parapet,
projecting gargoyles. Central doorway is flanked by butresses rising to
pinnacles with a circular window above with Flamboyant tracery, ending with
a traceried panel. The east end has flying buttresses.

Listing NGR: SU8762456569

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